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good morning, america. new this morning, isis execution. the terrorists released another horrific video showing the beheading of a british hostage and warning there are more to come. what will our next move be after this brutal message to our biggest ally? not a super sunday. the dark cloud hanging over game day with two nfl players sidelined. the latest star running back, adrian peterson. >> we take all allegations of abuse against children very seriously. >> with peterson smiling in his mug shot, ray rice, the other embattled player, making his first public appearance, his wife by his side. outbreak spreads. the mysterious enterovirus d68 that's been making children sick has now hit the east coast. will it spread to the whole
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country? how to keep your own kids safe. ♪ and baby talk. is beyonce expecting a second child? the possible clue hubby jay z dropped from the stage. and good morning. we're going to get straight to the latest horror from the terrorist army known as isis. the victim this time, a british aid worker by the name of david haines. >> he had a wife and children. isis posting the horrific video on saturday and the condemnation was immediate and global. president obama, who is in the middle of trying to build a coalition to fight isis, calling this third public execution of a westerner, quote, barbaric. >> we've got team coverage this morning, and we start with abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross. brian, good morning to you, sir. >> reporter: well, good morning, dan. british security officials are in emergency session this
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morning with the prime minister calling the beheading of british aid worker david haines pure evil. the victim was british, but the brutal video message was clearly aimed at the united states. it was the same desert setting, the same masked executioner with a british accent and the same horror. 44-year-old david haines was forced to kneel in an orange jumpsuit and read a script that laid the blame for his execution on prime minister david cameron. this morning, the prime minister denounced the murder of haines. >> david has been murdered in the most callous and brutal way imaginable by an organization which is the embodiment of evil. we will hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice no matter how long it takes. >> reporter: haines was the married father of two who served in the british military and went to syria as a civilian with a french aid group. haines was no stranger to the world's hot spots.
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this was him 11 years ago when he served in croatia. >> many people want to return but don't know how and who to turn to. >> reporter: since his kidnapping a year and a half ago, his family has tried to find a way to gain his release. his teenage daughter posted this love letter in march. but britain made it clearno ransom would be paid. the u.s. has been conducting drone flights over raqqah looking for hostages or the areas where they carried out their executions. so far without success. one senior official told abc news this latest execution out in the open during the day is a sign that isis still feels it can carry out its barbaric medieval acts with impunity and u.s. officials say it still holds two young american aid workers and two more british citizen, one of whom appeared in this latest video described, dan, as the next victim. >> so four more families in anguish this morning. >> absolutely. >> brian, thank you. let's go to washington now and our chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz. martha, good morning. is it possible that this was
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potentially a strategically unwise move on the part of isis. the white house, as we all know is trying to recruit countries to fight isis. so would this latest act of b barbarism make this easier? >> reporter: it sure seems like it, dan. it enrages the united states. it enrages the british. i think one of the reasons they do this is try to recruit more fighters. their violent jihad attracts people. we do not know why that is resonating so well but it does attract people so they try to paint themselves as the winners. look, we just killed a british citizen. we just killed two american citizens, and they think that will resonate with the kind of people who are attracted to them. >> well, that leads me to the question i also want to ask this morning. as we prepare to expand our military campaign here, there are some critics at home who argue that isis, the threat has been overhyped,
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that they've not been a threat to the homeland. what is your view on that? >> well, you know this all started with defense secretary chuck hagel who said it was an imminent threat. i think what you hear from the administration and others in the counterterrorism world is that it is a potential threat, but they want to stop that potential threat to the homeland. they don't think there are any specific targets in the homeland. certainly they are a threat to westerners who are in the area as we have seen from the executions, and they would like to hit western targets, but most people don't think they are capable of going beyond that and hitting the homeland at this time, but i'll tell you, dan, the big worry is those lone wolves, someone down in the basement who is plotting an attack. >> that has been the worry for some time now. martha, thank you. and a reminder, martha will be hosting "this week" later this morning and she'll have much more on this breaking story including an interview with white house chief of staff, denis mcdonough, that's later this morning on "this week" right here on abc. paula, over to you.
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>> we look forward to it. now to the nfl rocked by two explosive scandals. the vikings' adrian peterson arguably one of the most talented players in the league charged with child abuse and then there's ray rice released by the baltimore ravens seen on video punching his wife making his first public appearance since that scandal. abc's ryan smith is here with the latest. good morning, ryan. >> good morning, paula. it's game day in the nfl. so many, though, talking about the nfl's growing problem with domestic violence and as ray rice garnered support with his family by his side, prosecutors laid out their case against star running back, adrian peterson, for allegedly beating his son. >> adrian peterson -- >> reporter: today minnesota vikings star running back adrian peterson won't be in uniform as prosecutors claim he was criminally negligent in striking his 4-year-old son with a branch. >> we take all allegations of abuse against children very seriously. >> reporter: yesterday the football star taking a private jet to surrender to authorities in montgomery county smiling for this mug shot. in jail for less than 30 minutes before being released and returning to minnesota on the
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same private plane. and while peterson's attorney says he was simply disciplining his child, prosecutors say the nfl star may have gone too far. >> a grand jury having indicted this case looked at the injuries that were inflicted upon this child and determined that that discipline was not reasonable. >> reporter: charged with one count of injury to a child, peterson now faces up to two years in prison. he has not yet entered a plea and the nfl reviewing peterson's case under its personal conduct policy. >> if family violence and domestic violence is going to be addressed, then the parenting issue does come into play. >> reporter: this as ray rice made his first public appearance yesterday since being indefinitely suspended by nfl commissioner roger goodell here with his wife and baby daughter attending his former high school's varsity football team. he didn't speak to reporters but exchanged hugs with his former coach and other supporters on
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the surveillances. domestic violence, now dominating the conversation for a league hoping to focus on the game. but the cloud cast by both cases some say may not lift any time soon. >> the national football league realizes this is another very sensitive issue when you're talking about the innocence of a child, and the standard that's going to be established is going to be elevated and probably changed even in the policies. >> now, ryan, there are going to be some protests outside stadiums today, but at the end of the day, fans are still going to watch, so will the nfl feel pressure to amend it's policy? >> i think so. this is a huge black eye on the nfl. they've got to do something. the question is what can they do? and it's not just about the nfl. the nfl players association has to be a part of this too, they are the players' representatives so a policy that just says if you do one thing you're out of the league even before your case goes forward, that might be a problem for the players association even though both sides want to make a change, so i think there will be changes. i just think it's going to be tough to make them happen and the question is when because the public wants change now.
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>> they do. a lot of entities involved. ryan, thank you. >> ryan, thank you. >> now to hillary clinton who's long been coy about whether she's running for president in 2016, but today she is taking an action that may speak louder than words. she and her husband bill are making a visit to iowa, that key early caucus state so we sent abc's jon karl to des moines to cover it. jon, good morning to you. at this point i know she's not there to campaign for herself. she's there to campaign for local candidates, but can there be much doubt at this point that she's going to run? >> reporter: oh, i would say not really, dan. i'd put it at 99%. look, she has set up a political operation. she has done nothing to discourage the grassroots organizers that are preparing for a run. she's frozen out other democrats. if she is not running, dan, this is the biggest head fake in the history of presidential campaign politics. >> right. it would be perhaps a move to boost book sales but it'll be an elaborate one at that. this is her first visit to iowa
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since 2008 when she lost in a surprise upset to senator barack obama. she has called that experience excruciating. has she learned any lessons since then, you think? >> reporter: that's right, more than 2,000 days since she set foot in this state. i wouldn't look for lessons, evidence of lessons learned today. she's only going to be on the ground for a couple of hours, but, dan, there's also a question of what the real threat would be to her in iowa. you know, the -- one of the only other big names you hear about talking about running is joe biden. he'll be in iowa next week. but biden came in fifth in those 2008 caucuses. guess what, he got less than 1% of the vote. so, you know, i wouldn't be -- she doesn't have a lot to worry about here in iowa, at least there's no evidence of it yet. >> i guess. all that remains, to see if that 1% prediction you just made comes true. jon karl, we'll hear more from you later on "this week." but thank you for now. health alert. the enterovirus d68 virus spreading rapidly throughout the country.
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it's now on the east coast sending kids to the hospital. all told, it is confirmed or suspected in 21 states. abc's dr. richard besser with the latest on this outbreak. and, dr. besser, good morning to you. i know so many of my friends, parents, are very scared right now. the symptoms mirror the common cold. how do you know your kids have enterovirus especially since there's not a definitive test? >> you won't know unless they get into a bit of trouble. and the kids getting into trouble are those who have asthma, wheezing in the past. children who may have been premature. you have to know those signs to look for difficulty of breathing. it may be you're looking at their belly and see it pulling in hard or having trouble eating or speaking or maybe some blueness around the lips. if you're seeing that and starts like a cold, you want to get to the emergency room right away. they may not have a test but they'll be able to see your child has trouble and may need some help. >> let's talk about prevention. we know prevention because you tell us all the time is washing
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your hands but when it comes to treatment, what can you do if you believe your child has this? >> well, you want to get them some help because there's medicine that they can give your child that will open up those airways and help the breathing. it's the same medicine used for children who have asthma but when i was in the emergency room this week in st. louis, they were giving it to children who didn't have asthma and you could just see them turn around. their airways would open up. some of them could leave the emergency room. some had to stay but the medicine helps a lot and i want to make a point about the hand washing and give parents a bit of relief. do your best. you're not going to be able to prevent every cold. you're not going to be able to prevent every illness. you'll cut down on it but it will help a lot but if your child gets it, it doesn't mean you're a bad parent. it's really hard with little kids to keep their hands cleaned. >> we are talking little kids but adults and older children not immune from contracting, as well. dr. richard besser, thank you so much. now a look at the other developing stories. for that we turn to ron claiborne. good morning, ron. >> hi there, good morning to you, paula and dan, dr. besser. good morning, everyone. we begin in california where hundreds of firefighters are battling a massive wildfire in triple-digit heat. dozens of families near the cleveland national forest have
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been forced to evacuate their homes. right now nearly 400 homes are without power, and the flames are tearing through 1500 acres of dry canyon brush, and it's only about 10% contained. heat and smoke advisories in effect as temperatures may reach as high as 105 degrees fahrenheit in coming days. and overseas in north korea american matthew miller who has been detainedn that country since last april was tried and convicted sunday. just a short while ago sentenced to six years in a labor camp without any chance of appeal of that conviction he was accused of entering north korea illegally and trying to commit an act of espionage. and back in this country, a three-state manhunt under way for the suspect or suspects plural who ambushed a police barracks fatally shooting a veteran state trooper and injuring another trooper. after scouring the dense wooded area saturday, officials there now say they think whoever shot
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the officers are no longer in that area. new york state and new jersey officials have joined in the massive search for the suspects. they say that the two troopers had no chance to defend themselves when they were attacked outside of that police barracks in blooming grove, pennsylvania, friday night. and in rome, wedding day as the vatican or at the vatican as pope francis presides over 20 weddings including couples that have been living together, some of whom have had children out of wedlock. the weddings are viewed at a further sign of the pope's determination to stress the importance of marriage and make the catholic church more inclusive. legendary golfer, australian golfer greg norman is recovering this morning after nearly cutting off his left hand with a chain saw by accident. norman now retired posted this photo from the hospital on instagram. on twitter he posted "working with a chain saw always be respectful of the unexpected." good advice if you're working with a chain saw, i suppose. earlier this month he posted this photo of himself on his property working with a chain saw.
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and finally, a minnesota cat lover has built the ultimate feline fun house for his pets. his name is greg krueger, not john krueger, greg krueger not to be confused with paula's husband has been carving through his walls and building elaborate passageways like that one you see there. he's been doing this for 15 years. >> but we're only covering it now. >> 15 year, yeah. has four cats and they get to play in 100 yards of overhead. >> that's amazing. >> catwalks and several secret hideaways with lights and padding. krueger was diagnosed with asperger's at the age of 49. he says it is a blessing which has helped him stay focused. >> some people have train sets. some people have super houses. >> i know. getting any ideas there? >> i want one of those in my own house for adults. >> you can do it. >> he needs a reality show. i love it. >> that's really cool. >> yeah, it's very cool. >> it's very nice. >> thank you, ron. >> you could produce it, dan. >> i could produce it. i'm on my way. we have an animal story of a very different variety. it's about a 12-year-old boy who
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fought off an alligator and survived. he went to the hospital with a leg wound and emerged with an incredible tale to tell. here's abc's marci gonzalez. >> it just happened way too fast. it was like a sneak attack. >> reporter: the attack so fast matthew kelly at first didn't realize what was pulling him underwater. >> i thought it was my dad playing around with me but it was actually an alligator. >> reporter: a ten-foot alligator latching on to the 12-year-old's leg while he was spearfishing with his dad in louisiana's lake pontchartrain last weekend. >> when i came up, i said, it got me, it got me, and my dad said, are you bit? are you bit? >> reporter: before his dad could get to him, matthew reacted claiming he grabbed the gator's mouth, and incredibly it let go. >> maybe he hit something sensitive. maybe he hit its eye. i'm not real sure why it let go. all i know is that he's the luckiest boy i know. >> reporter: lucky but still in some pain now home from the hospital with 50 stitches in his leg. evidence of how one little boy
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took on a giant gator and won. >> i would call it a miracle, and i would say that he's a hero for fighting off an alligator and surviving. >> reporter: for "good morning america," marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> and we are just grateful that he is okay. and now to beyonce and jay z and to the rumor their love is on the rocks but now the rap mogul hinting that little blue ivy might be a big sister. sara has been looking into all the clues including a possible lyric from jay z. you're really good at interpretation so what's going on here? >> listen to me. in typical queen bey and jay z fashion, they could be hinting at a pregnancy leading us to believe are we getting ahead of our selves or is there a reason for her to be smiling from ear to here? beyonce baby buzz. rumors swirling around music's first couple after jay z allegedly changed the lyrics to a song in paris friday night on the last leg of their hugely
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successful on the run world tour. this video posted to instagram by blogger phillip network claiming it shows that jay z altered the lyrics to the song "beach is better." ♪ >> listen again. many fans saying he changed the verse from "if the oven's on" to quote "cause she's pregnant with another one." ♪ headlines from tmz to "people" magazine on the run with speculation that beyonce is expecting. >> they're not confirming that there's a pregnancy, but all of the speculation and all of the buzz around that is only going to ramp up the publicity for this hbo special. >> abc news reached out to both camps and did not hear back. but the hip-hop icons are no stranger to highly publicized reveals. >> yay, mommy. >> reporter: a houston radio station says this photo of jay z with his arms wrapped around beyonce's belly was taken friday night, perhaps a callback to the pose beyonce struck before dropping the mike and
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dropping jaws at the 2011 vmas announcing her first pregnancy with daughter blue ivy. fans applauding then and now tweeting "i hope beyonce is pregnant again. another asking don't play with her emotions. one is hoping the baby is he himself. now fans waiting for word if beyonce has her second bun in the oven comparing queen bey to a real queen-to-be's pregnancy already garnering so much attention. >> there's no doubt that when it comes to music, they are music royalty. you can compare one thing between them and the royal couple in england, and that's the public interest in the possibility of a pregnancy. ♪ hold on to me >> and so whether it's hype or it's actually facts being revealed, i love a good treasure hunt. >> can we talk about that recording? because he could have been saying anything. >> anything. >> closed captions -- >> did you hear it? >> if you listen to it, you can. >> there's nothing.
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>> if you play it backwards, it says paul is dead. >> what? >> that's a beatles reference. >> i do. thank you for destroying that high moment. >> okay, i thought you were trying to -- never mind. >> that was an old paul mccartney, don't worry, that was not a paula faris reference. >> we love each other. >> over to rob marciano. can i still call him our new meteorologist? is the statute of limitations -- >> i think if you play it backwards, it says ron claiborne may be the father. let's go to boston. it's a chilly morning out there. i speculate. you know, that's just speculation. outside in boston we have temperatures in the mid-50s. it's a chilly start to your day for sure. the winds are blowing there. you see some power being generated off in the distance and breezes will continue as we head throughout the day. temperatures will be or right now actually are in the 40s in some spots. going to be frosty tomorrow morning, 46 degrees in chicago. we're calling it a refreshing day today, all right. temperatures will be in the 60s, strugg
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>> paula pointing out it's not refreshing in phoenix. >> it's 100. >> 1 degree so hot in the southwest and we'll talk about hurricane odile, a category 4 storm off the baja later in the forecast. the poison coffee trial. did a doctor at a prestigious cancer center put a chemical used in antifreeze in her lover's drink? there she is. amy robach giving us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at tonight's miss america
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>> live from the abc seven broadcast center, this is an abc seven news update. >> good morning. it is 8:27. in the news this morning, montgomery county police resume its search for two missing children. they are focusing in on eight missing areas. catherine was put into custody
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late friday but no sign of two-year-old jake up and three-year-old sarah. let's check in with dave with a look of the forecast. >> a splendid start to what will be a spectacular day. it is chilly out there. look at beautiful skies over arlington right now. temperatures in the 40's and 50's out there. a little warmer tomorrow and 70's for the rest of the week. >> all right. thank you for watching.
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♪ because the players are going to play play play and the haters are going to hate hate hate ♪ ♪ baby i'm just going to shake shake shake shake shake it off shake it off ♪ >> dan is dancing. you can't see him. >> i'm surrendering my man card along with -- >> these are some fraternity brothers doing an amazing lip-sync to taylor swift's "shake it off." so great it even caught the attention of taylor herself. coming up, what she did that had those frat brothers cheering. good morning, america this sunday morning. >> the song is incredibly catchy. >> it is. >> incredibly catchy and rob marciano was dancing to it too. >> yeah, i'm enjoying it. it's catchy for now. >> it's catchy for now. that's the exact right way to put it. >> until the end of september. >> we'll see. also coming up this half hour, a new miss america will be crowned tonight. some of the contestants have already made names for
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themselves. will one of them take the crown? >> why did you stop talking? >> well, because i was attracted by some of the images on the screen but, you know, i was still humming the song from the beginning of show. anyway, moving on we'll start this half hour with a doctor on trial in a case that is really right out of hollywood. >> she is accused of poisoning her lover, another doctor, by tampering with his coffee, and abc's mara schiavocampo is here with more on what to expect as this case plays out. good morning, mara. >> paula, good morning. that doctor is facing charges of aggravated assault. the alleged victim, not just her lover, but a co-worker, and now there are new explosive telephone recordings that prosecutors want admitted as evidence. she was one of the most respected oncologists in the world seen here in a profile by the susan g. komen foundation. >> one of my aunts died with lung cancer when she was 35 and i was 10, so that was when i made the decision that this is what i wanted to do. >> reporter: now dr. ana maria gonzalez-angulo is on trial
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accused of poisoning fellow cancer researcher, dr. george blumenschein. last year police said she allegedly laced his coffee with ethylene glycol, the colorless and odorless chemical commonly found in anti-freeze. according to court documents when blumenschein told gonzalez an guolla his coffee tasted sweet and he liked it black, she allegedly told him it was just splenda. blumenschein survived but his attorney tells abc news his kidneys are severely damaged and he is not 100% and may never be 100%. gonzalez-angulo has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges, but according to prosecutors, she was recorded on the telephone claiming she's no stranger to taking these types of drastic measures. >> we haven't heard the recordings in detail. we know that they're six hours long. we know that they are explosive. >> reporter: prosecutors say
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gonzalez-angulo claimed she had people assassinated and that she takes care of things the colombian way. >> there's no doubt that the defendant's attorneys are going to argue that it is not criminal to have a wild, vivid imagination. >> reporter: now, as it turns out, those calls will not be admitted as evidence. experts say they could have been very damaging. that trial gets under way tomorrow and is expected to last two weeks. very interesting allegations here. >> yeah, it's a wild case. we'll be following it right here on "gma," i'm sure. mara, thank you. >> let's check the overnight headlines once again with ron. >> good morning again to you, dan and paula. good morning, everyone. we begin with the brutal new video of the beheading of a british aid worker david haines by the terrorist army known as isis. the group posted the videotaped execution saturday. president obama calling this third public execution of a westerner "barbaric." u.s. officials say isis is still holding two young american aid workers and two more british citizens, one of whom appears
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in the latest video described as the next in line to be killed. minnesota vikings star running back adrian peterson has been deactivated after being charged with criminal negligence for an injury his 4-year-old son for allegedly striking him with a switch. ray rice made his first public appearance in new rochelle, new york at his former high school's varsity football game. police in boon found near appalachian state university is that of missing student anna smith. smith disappeared 11 days ago and emergency workers say someone called police saying they heard screaming a week ago near the trail where her body was found. and finally, a celebration 200 years in the making. ♪ [ playing "the star-spangled banner." >> you may recognize that tune. decked out in red, white and blue. baltimore is the national spotlight this weekend for the bicentennial anniversary of "the
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star-spangled banner." the festivities include tall ships, air shows, and live music. more than 1 million people are expected to visit baltimore by the end of the weekend, of course, that by francis scott key in 18 -- it was not the national anthem until 1931. >> really? what was the national anthem before that? >> there were a couple of others. it would take too long to explain. >> i hear on abcnews.com they clipped together all of the worst examples of people singing. >> that high "f" note is a real killer. when i was playing little league, i thought the last two words of "the star-spangled banner" were "play ball." >> sweet. >> i just figured out it wasn't a couple of weeks ago. >> talking like two weeks ago. rob marciano is tracking hurricane odile. >> did i say it correctly. >> o or ooh if you really want to get into it. as long as we learn something every day. odile. we have hurricane force winds not just that but category 4 status with 135-mile-an-hour winds.
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it's getting closer to cabo and there are hurricane warnings now posted for the baja of california. it will skim that coastline. it might be close enough to get a direct hit so we've got the warnings that will be out. there will be big winds on the east side of this but also big rains, 10 to 15 inches of rainfall. that means mudslides. a life-threatening situation there. dangerous heat across the southwest including los angeles once again today. battling a fire down there. not much in the way of winds but the heat is going to be a problem across las vegas, as well. up through yuma, arizona. the pacific northwest too and heavy rains across parts of the >> this weather report brought to you by listerene.
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and, ron, i'm not going to kiss you until you rinse. >> that is cold, man. i wore a clean shirt for you. >> no, you're looking good. you're looking good. >> the bromance continues, excellent. thank you, gentlemen. coming up here on "gma," tonight's miss america pageant breaking with tradition. what they're doing this year that's never been done before. and "the simpsons" celebrate their silver anniversary in a big way up ahead in "pop news." doh! >> don't touch that dial. of y. so why treat your mouth any differently. brushing alone does less than half the job leaving behind millions of germs. complete the job with listerine®. kill up to 99 percent of germs. and prevent plaque, early gum disease and bad breath. complete the job with listerine®. power to your mouth™. also try listerine® floss. its advanced technology removes more plaque. when folks think about wthey think salmon and energy. but the energy bp produces up here
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♪ so in just a few ♪ there is beauty in the world so in just a few hours a new miss america will be crowned. as we speak the contestants are naturally battling the butterflies before tonight's event. >> i think you have butterflies too because you've been waiting for this story all morning. >> yes. >> before the winner takes the victory walk, sara tells us there are many judges to impress. >> all week women have been competing in preliminary rounds and our own amy robach is live from atlantic city this morning where all the action takes place tonight. >> that's right, sara. we are here live counting down to the big night with 53 women who are all vying for that one crown much last night after four days of grueling preliminary competition, we all came together for the parade of shoes. it's a tradition that started back in 1921.
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and my daughters and i had the opportunity to attend this grand tradition where all of the contestants showed off their fabulously festive shoes and costumes as they rode past the thousands of cheering fans including us. >> who were some of the front-runners that we should keep our eye on? >> the preliminary rounds, sara, spotlighted some of the women we will all want to watch including miss ohio and her very unique talent, ventriloquism. ♪ supercalifragislistic- expialidocious ♪ ♪ even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious ♪ >> yes, miss ohio and her puppet roxy made quite a splash during the talent portion earlier this week. the swimsuit appearance highlighting some as well including miss idaho who inspired other diabetes patients by wearing her insulin pump in her bikini of the. >> sounds like we're up to a good show.
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>> tonight you'll be live from the dressing room with all the contestants in the hour leading up to the competition? >> yes, we are and we're so excited because in the 94-year history of miss america they have never allowed cameras inside that dressing room but that all changes this year and in addition to that we're going to show you all of the highlights from this week's preliminary rounds including those ever anxiety-causing questions from the panel of judges. you'll be surprised some of the questions they were asked and what they had to answer. >> we're not going to miss it. amy, thank you so much and abc's special countdown to miss america with all the exclusive backstage coverage begins at 8:00 eastern 7:00 central followed by the miss america competition hosted by our own lara spencer and "the bachelor's chris harrison. >> thank you, sara and rob and ron and i were so distracted by the insulin pump that we couldn't see the swimsuits. >> really. >> we'll have to reair that. >> we're not buying that. >> thank you. >> totally not buying it. coming up here on abc, i'll save myself and switch gears entirely and talk about a pig who appears to be the highlight. >> oh, this pig. >> "pop news" coming up after a quick break. ♪ >> that's a little shark.
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♪ it's all about sara without further ado. >> you'll love this first one. the video that's gone viral thanks to kentucky frat boys who respect afraid to make like taylor swift and shake it off. ♪ because the players are gonna play play play and the haters are gonna hate hate hate baby i'm just going to shake shake shake it off ♪ >> check it out. these guys from transylvania's delta sigma phi. is that five by the way or delta sigma phi. >> phi. >> they pulled this off like champs which means performing the whole song in a single take, no edit, and taylor got wind of it and said "i'm personally inviting all these guys and a date to a show on
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tour next year. it's on me. nailed it, bros." >> are they going to be able to get dates after that video? >> heck, yeah. i think a guy that age with that sense of humor, those boys are all adorable to me. >> maybe she will get a date with one of them. maybe. it's hard to believe it's 25 years since homer simpson and the gang first graced up with such words of wisdom as "don't have a cow, man" and "doughnuts, mm-mm." ♪ the simpsons they're throwing a shindig called "the simpsons take the bowl with some musical numbers including spider pig. our lo for the dysfunctional family has made "the simpsons" the longest running american sitcom. introducing the latest fashion sensation, priscilla the mini pig. she has a massive following on social media. her fans can't get enough of her sassy style. she has an outfit for every occasion from tanning to tailgating. >> oh, my word.
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>> here she is rocking a tutu in tiffany blue and running along the beach in a chic shark costume. she even does back-to-school style with her younger brother poppleton and there's nothing that pig can't pull off. >> carrying backpacks. >> the caption should be this pig will work. look at little hauling. that is adorable. i always wanted one. finally breakfast time at "gma." these are doughnuts from the winning food truck at the vendy awards in new york city. each year the competition names the best restaurant on wheels. the cinnamon snail took top honors. and brought us some treats. so we have some different flavors here. we have the vanilla bourbon, creme brulee, raspberry cheesecake and smoked almond maple bacon. >> this one. >> yes, please. >> which one is the bacon? this right here? >> i'll try it. >> the pig story, a little -- >> i'll trade you. i couldn't help but notice the doughnut shop on "the simpsons" is called lard boy. >> doh! >> this looks really good. thank you, sara. nice "pop news." >> nice work, sara. >> do you get the calories when you just smell it?
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i'm trying so hard -- >> oh, wait, these are props. no >> sara, you should try these. sara is in prewedding mode. so she's not even -- >> i'll eat both of them. >> you could have brought me some greens, people. >> you are beautiful no matter how many doughnuts you eat. >> dan, i love you so much. >> right back at you, baby. >> smooth. >> we'll be back.
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>> that gave me a visual of you playing soccer at all. >> dan working out. no. >> he does actually. he does spin. i saw him. >> it's embarrassing. you don't want to see the faces i make. anyway, thank you for watching "gma." we appreciate it. we'll see you next weekend. >> yes. " we appreciate it. we'll see you next weekend. >> yes. >> live from the abc seven broadcast center, this is an abc seven news update. >> good morning. it is a: 56. taking a look at some of the stories we are following this morning, montgomery county police resume the search for two missing children, focusing in on eight areas. mother intothe custody on friday. still, no sign of two-year-old
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jake up and three-year-old sarah. today is a big a info all, the redskins home opener kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. at fedex field. fans are getting excited. a.m. m opens at 9:00 they also are reminding fans what they are bringing to the game, keeping in mind bag policy. >> we could not order up a better day than this. fall and football weather out there. arlington this morning, a beautiful start to the day. no humidity out there whatsoever. dew points are in the 40's. temperatures are only in the 50's out there. heading into today, no problem. yesterday's rain is now in the rearview mirror. heading out to fedex at 1:00 for the kickoff, we expect temperatures in the upper 60's out there. mostly sunny and pleasant today,
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topping out in the 70's. tomorrow, a bit warmer and partly sunny. late-night showers and for the remainder of the week, look at what happens. low 70's. nighttime lows in the 50's. it is not officially fall but it will feel like it. >> thank you and thank you for watching.
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♪ >> business news from the capitol region. this is "washington business report" with a7 national correspondent rebecca cooper. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- this week in business news, growing concerns in cyber security. calls for new rules in how the nfl does business. in our small business spotlight, a low-cost way to maximize your marketing plan. but fifirst, in today's one-on-one, we sit down with the ceo who grew a small georgetown store into the largest chain of its kind in the u.s. in laununched a blue mercury 1999 as a website but quickly realized she was too far ahead of the interernet curve. customers were not buying

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